Budget Beauty: Five awesome body lotions under P300

I didn’t use lotion as much as I should have when I was younger because I found it such a huge hassle to apply. I have to wait for it to dry completely, and when I use a product that’s texturally thick, I hate that I'll be left with a sticky mess by midday.

My lack of effort in slathering on lotion has had consequences, of course. My skin is not as smooth as it used to be and it doesn't bounce as quickly from damage. To try to make up for the time I neglected hydration and general care for my skin, I started using a variety of affordable products to help heal and nourish my skin. Here are some affordable ones I recommend!

Myra-E Hand and Body Lotion (P60~ at groceries and department stores)

This lotion is your best bet when you want a reliable product that’s easily accessible. You can pick it up at any drugstore or supermarket! But apart from its availability, you can lean on to this product for its effects, too. It moisturizes your skin without leaving a sticky feeling. Plus, it has Vitamin E beads to help make your skin look younger. The only thing some people might not like about it is the scent, which is rather sweet. It doesn’t linger on the skin too long, though.

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Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Hydrating Lotion (P125 at department stores)

I like this lotion for the same reasons I like the Myra-E one. It moisturizes the skin minus the icky feeling. I like this a notch better than the Myra-E one, though, because it smells better. Try this one during hotter days.

Jergens Age Defying Lotion (~P100 at department stores)

When I turned 27, my mind went straight to anti-aging concerns. I should have started earlier, but better late than never! So I started exploring options from the drugstore and found this moisturizer. It promises to restore the skin’s youthful look with the help of vitamins A, C and E, which are all antioxidants. It also claims to help diminish wrinkles. My skin still has a long way to go, but this has helped immensely! The only downside is it’s thick, so I only use it at night.

Nivea Extra White Lotion (~P250 at department stores)

I had a whitening obsession when I was younger (long story!), and one of the products I tried out then was from the Nivea Extra Whitening range. I can’t vouch for its whitening power, but it does brighten. It made my skin radiate a healthy glow! So even though I’m already past the stage of coveting kutis porselana, I still use products from the range in rotation with my other lotions.

Kojie San Body Lightening Lotion (P262 at department stores)

I discovered the Kojie San Body Lightening lotion during my skin whitening phase, too. To sum up its goodness: this lotion delivers its promise, and quick! This is definitely best used together with their soap for maximum efficacy. If you’re not a fan of whitening though, you can still use it for problem areas like knees and elbows.

Have you tried any of these lotions before? What are your holy grail body moisturizers?